Sport news Melwood magnates! Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler take over the club's iconic training ground as a base for their merged academies, after the Reds left for new £50m facility Premierleague-News.com
Premierleague-News.com - Jurgen Klopp's first-team squad left Melwood, which had been the club's training hub since the 1950s, back in November and relocated to a new £50million complex across the city at Kirkby.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler have joined forces to take over the running of the club's legendary former training base Melwood after merging their sporting academies.Jurgen Klopp's first-team squad left Melwood, which had been the club's training hub since the 1950s, back in November and relocated to a new £50million complex across the city at Kirkby.Premier League giants Liverpool completed a deal to sell Melwood to property developers Torus back in 2019 for £10m, which caused anger among local residents. Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler have took over the running of Melwood Carragher and Fowler (pictured together centre) during a training session at Melwood in 2006 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Roy Keane claims Dean Henderson lacks presence and 'looks so... Pep Guardiola has been hailed as the best manager the... Zlatan Ibrahimovic won't want his Sweden comeback to end in... Pick half-fit N'Golo Kante's moments, bring back Antonio... Share this article Share Carragher and Fowler played well over 1,000 times for the Reds between them and won multiple trophies with the RedsBut they have since promised to develop 'ambitious plans for a landmark mixed-use housing scheme' with 'enduring community connections' and on Friday announced a series of partnerships with sporting legends so the training facilities can be put to good use.Carragher and Fowler, who played well over 1,000 times between them and won multiple trophies with the Reds, have agreed a deal to take over the site so they can merge their sporting academies. The Fowler-Carragher Academy will take on operational responsibility for the existing building, which will host a college that provides training and educational opportunities for youngsters in the surrounding areas. Writing in his column in The Telegraph, Carragher said: 'It is our ambition to help create a new generation of well-trained professionals who, if they cannot revive their playing careers, will become sport scientists, physiotherapists or coaches.'We will be offering several courses and scholarships for those seeking help gaining employment across many fields.'Robbie and I have been in discussions for some time about forming a partnership, so when the Melwood site became available, the emotional connection was immediate and we realised it was the perfect venue. We're thrilled the deal is being formally announced. Jurgen Klopp's first-team squad left Melwood for a new £50million complex back in November Liverpool completed a deal to sell Melwood to property developers Torus in 2019 for £10m'We will be keeping most of the Melwood facilities we enjoyed during our playing careers, including the main building and a couple of the football pitches.'As ex-Liverpool players, we will also be preserving the spirit of the old training ground, ensuring visitors are left in no doubt about the rich history of the venue.'On Friday, Fowler tweeted a picture of himself and Carragher in front of Melwood with the caption: 'Honoured to be the new custodians of Melwood'.
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. The Reds won 43 major honours there and the facility hosted some of the world's best players.Iconic manager Bill Shankly once said it looked like 'a bomb had been dropped on it' when he took over in 1959 but in its latter years it was transformed into a training ground fit for one of the best teams in the world.It was the hub of the club's recent rise to the summit of domestic and European football under Jurgen Klopp.Carragher added: 'Since Liverpool vacated Melwood, it’s been a personal joy for me to be able to return to the place where I spent all of my playing career.'When I retired as a Liverpool player, my morning routine was so engraved in my memory I would sometimes find myself heading towards the training ground as if I was still working there. I would have to reverse the car and realise I was no longer a Liverpool player! Olympic heroes Steve Parry and Beth Tweddle will also launch a sporting hub from the facility 'It makes me extremely proud to know that I can get back to driving through those famous gates again every day.'Carragher and Fowler will not be the only local sporting heroes making the most of the world class facilities. Merseyside Olympic heroes Steve Parry and Beth Tweddle will also launch a sporting hub from the facility.Offering both swimming and gymnastics programmes, the hub will be focused on engaging children in activity at grassroots level. Torus is also working with the PFA to explore the possibility of supported housing at Melwood for ex-footballers with dementia and other care needs. PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor said: 'We are pleased to support this project in principle, with particular regard to looking after those of our former members in need.'We hope Melwood could become a national blueprint for such supported housing projects.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Roy Keane claims Dean Henderson lacks presence and 'looks so... Pep Guardiola has been hailed as the best manager the... Zlatan Ibrahimovic won't want his Sweden comeback to end in... Pick half-fit N'Golo Kante's moments, bring back Antonio...
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